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‘I’m going to die here’

Public defender Amy Clay comforts her client, Lujuan Tucker, 24. In May, Tucker faced a civil commitment trial in St. Louis County. The jury decided Tucker - a convicted rapist who'd served a 5-year prison sentence - was a sexually violent predator and committed him indefinitely to a maximum security facility in Farmington. This much was definite: there are 123 men who’d been civilly committed to the state hospital over the past decade. Not one has completed the program and been released.

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